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Equal Employment Opportunity: Strengthening Oversight Could Improve Federal Contractor Nondiscrimination Compliance
GAO-16-750: Published: Sep 22, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2016.
Since 2010, most compliance evaluations conducted by the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of federal supply and service contractors identified no violations; however, the methods used may not focus evaluations on contractors posing the greatest risk. OFCCP relies on compliance evaluations to detect equal employment violations by federal contractors...
Freedom of Information Act: Department of Labor Can Improve Management of Its Program
GAO-16-248: Published: Jun 2, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2016.
Responsibilities for managing and processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are handled by the Department of Labor's (DOL) 23 component offices. Within one of these components, the Office of Information Services (OIS) functions as the department's central FOIA office and has agency-wide responsibility for managing the program; however, the department has not updated its FOIA regulation...
Workplace Safety and Health: Multiple Challenges Lengthen OSHA's Standard Setting
GAO-12-330: Published: Apr 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2012.
Between 1981 and 2010, the time it took the Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop and issue safety and health standards ranged widely, from 15 months to 19 years, and averaged more than 7 years. Experts and agency officials cited increased procedural requirements, shifting priorities, and a rigorous standard of judicial review as contributing to len...
American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Wages, Employment, Employer Actions, Earnings, and Worker Views Since Minimum Wage Increases Began
GAO-10-333: Published: Apr 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2010.
In 2007, the United States enacted a law incrementally raising the minimum wages in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The law applied the first $.50 per hour increase in July 2007 and mandated additional increases in each subsequent year until the minimum wages reach the level of the U.S. minimum wage--currently $7.25 per hour. American Samoa's lowest paid...
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Federal Unemployment Taxes
GAO-03-362R: Published: Jan 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2003.
We evaluated fiscal year 2002 activity affecting distributions to the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF).We were not engaged to perform, and did not perform, an audit, the objective of which would have been the expression of an opinion on the net amount of FUTA taxes distributed to the UTF. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion. Had we performed additional procedures, other matters might have...
Investigation of Alleged Improper Relocation Allowance at the Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General
GAO-01-231R: Published: Dec 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2000.
Allegations of favoritism were raised about the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General's (OIG) payment of relocation allowances to certain employees. GAO investigated the transfers of six OIG employees between or within its New York and New Jersey district offices from 1995 to November 2000. GAO found that decisions to grant or deny permanent change of station (PCS) and related relocat...
Internal Controls: Oversight of Longshore Special Fund Needs Improvement
AIMD-00-15: Published: Oct 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues concerning financial reporting and internal controls related to the Special Fund established by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), focusing on: (1) the feasibility of actuarially calculating the unfunded liability of the LHWCA Special Fund; (2) whether controls exist to prevent inappropriate claims from being referre...
Labor's Regional Structure and Trust Funds
HEHS-95-82R: Published: Feb 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's (DOL) organizational structure and departmental trust funds. GAO noted that: (1) DOL components conduct their operations through ten regional offices throughout the country, covering all states and territories; (2) most DOL components have offices at each of the regional headquarters and some have field offi...
Employee Benefits: Improved Plan Reporting and CPA Audits Can Increase Protection Under ERISA
AFMD-92-14: Published: Apr 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on independent public accountants' audits of employee benefit plans, focusing on: (1) a November 1989 Department of Labor study that criticized such audits; (2) requirements for employee benefit plan audits; (3) scope limitations in such audits; and (4) ways to enhance plan reporting and audits.GAO reported that: (1) the Employee Retire...
Assessment of How the Department of Labor's Solicitor's Office Handles Pension and Welfare Benefit Cases
HRD-85-6: Published: Nov 6, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor's handling of employee pension and welfare benefit cases involving alleged violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).The Solicitor's Office provides legal analyses of cases of alleged ERISA reporting, disclosure, and fiduciary provisions violations and provides advice on w...